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February 2024 HRSM student, faculty, staff and alumni notes

Check out all the latest accomplishments from HRSM students, alumni, faculty and staff including awards, promotions, publications and prestigious internships and new jobs!

Fall 2023 College of HRSM honors list

Congratulations to all of the HRSM students who made the fall 2023 Dean's and President's Lists!

Madelyn Gilliam leveraging opportunities at HRSM to build impressive resume

University of South Carolina senior Madelyn Gilliam's drive and ambition, along with opportunities offered by the university's Department of Retailing, are allowing her to build an impressive resume even before graduation.

Sam Todd appointed associate vice president and vice provost for Global Affairs

The Office of the Provost has named Sam Todd to a two-year appointment as associate vice president and vice provost for Global Affairs effective Jan. 29. Todd has worked for the University of South Carolina since 2017 and most recently served as associate dean for faculty, operations and international partnerships in the College of HRSM.

Retailing students experience NYC with industry leaders as their guides

The first semester of 2024 began with tremendous excitement for more than three dozen students in the University of South Carolina Department of Retailing. They spent most of that week in New York City, attending the National Retail Federation (NRF) national student conference and meeting industry leaders in private opportunities available only to USC students.

Delivering Good partners with University of South Carolina Department of Retailing on industry philanthropy, sustainability and innovation

The University of South Carolina's Department of Retailing is giving students the opportunity to make a difference in the world through a new partnership with national nonprofit, Delivering Good. The collaboration will include education, research, career development and community outreach components, bringing together leading retailing scholars and students with a nonprofit that is converting surplus into social impact.

Learning from the best

Students in the University of South Carolina's Department of Sport and Entertainment Management will now have an opportunity to learn from three sport industry legends and numerous other leaders, all in one class. The new class, "From the Desk of the President," will be co-taught by Danny Morrison, Susan O'Malley and Bill Sutton, all faculty members in the department and longtime friends.

HRSM student wants to make fashion more sustainable

Retailing student Sophia Dudley has spent her time at USC balancing her responsibilities as a student and as owner of a multichannel thrift store, SuperThrifty.

USC researcher studies the growth of sports gambling

Sports gambling has changed drastically from the days of placing a bet at a Las Vegas casino or finding a neighborhood bookmaker taking wagers on the weekend’s games. So who are these people gambling a few dollars here and there, or risking thousands every week? And what does the explosion of sports gambling and fantasy sports mean for the games? Enter Stephen Shapiro, a sport and entertainment management professor at the University of South Carolina.

January 2024 HRSM student, faculty, staff and alumni notes

Trevor Lazarus accepted an internship offer with NBC Universal, Caroline Salisbury accepted a full-time offer with The Walt Disney Company, Erica Lake received the Southern Star Award and Nick Watanabe was named associate editor for European Sport Management Quarterly.


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